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by jamieW
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 58263

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Ironically, since RockyRaccoon was one of the ones curious about the two albums I'd never heard that made my Top 40, one of those albums was "The Colour of Spring" (#35), which he definitely didn't share my enthusiasm for. Hopefully, we'll be in agreement on the second one, since it ranked considera...
by jamieW
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 58263

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Conversely, there were two albums I'd never heard before that actually made my top 40, and I'm happy to see that both of those are still coming. Are you keeping the names of these albums to yourself until after they surface? Yeah, I'll point them both out as they come up in the countdown. (Apparent...
by jamieW
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 58263

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

I kept quiet up until now because my favorite albums were on quite a roll and I didn't want to jinx them. (I believe that, until today, the highest ranked album I'd lost was "True Blue" at #25.) Now that I've lost 2 of my top 5 back-to-back (both New Order albums!), I can safely say thanks for the g...
by jamieW
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Songs Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 62
Views: 46520

Re: EOY Songs Spreadsheet: Update thread

Thanks Henrik, i was wondering if there were going to be any more updates before P&J's big release :D The top 111: Outta curiosity, is there any particular reason why you listed the top 111, or was it just an arbitrary number of spots? I'm not sure what Henrik's reason was, but if it had anything t...
by jamieW
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 19088

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

^ Genesis made it in Oops. How quickly I forget! (I'm getting old.) Thanks, Live in Phoenix! (And double-thanks for the Moody Blues vote.) I will edit my post, and add back an artist very closely connected to Genesis instead. ...who is also already in! :D Wow! If I could learn to read... Okay, let'...
by jamieW
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 19088

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

Live in Phoenix wrote:^ Genesis made it in
Oops. How quickly I forget! (I'm getting old.) Thanks, Live in Phoenix! (And double-thanks for the Moody Blues vote.) I will edit my post, and add back an artist very closely connected to Genesis instead.
by jamieW
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 19088

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

I removed a couple of favorites from my last vote to make room for a pair of legends who seem to have a great chance of making it this time: 1. The Moody Blues (Although I will always continue to vote for these guys!) 2. The Cars 3. Jefferson Airplane 4. Georges Brassens 5. Nat King Cole 6. Billy Jo...
by jamieW
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs/Albums Voting Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 13216

Re: 2013 Top Songs/Albums Voting Thread

Hello everyone! This is the official top songs and albums of 2013 voting thread! Please don't post your lists in this thread though, just send them to me in a personal message. I don't agree with this. The lists are public for almost every poll we do, and I think a lot of people here would agree th...
by jamieW
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 38771

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013

Thanks for the great work you've done hosting this poll the last couple of years, Jirin. I'm hoping it will continue to be an annual tradition, since this is where I first discovered La Femme this year and "Ten Freedom Summers" (which has rapidly become one of my all-time favorite albums) last year,...
by jamieW
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 1298291

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Thanks for the great presentation, Moonbeam! I was 11 when "Billie Jean" first hit the radio, and I remember feeling ambivalent about it at first (and totally baffled by its instant popularity). It almost sounded too sophisticated when compared to the other songs I was accustomed to hearing. Within ...
by jamieW
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 19088

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

Wow. That is one hell of an eclectic list of great musicians/contributors! I know! A massive one at that! You know, I quite like it though, it really does represent all genres, styles, and eras of pop. The only thing I feel it lacks currently is more diverse international representation, which some...
by jamieW
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREAD!)
Replies: 52
Views: 19088

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2014: Voting Thread (REAL LAST THREA

Wow. That is one hell of an eclectic list of great musicians/contributors!
by jamieW
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 1298291

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Absolutely amazing presentation, Moonbeam. One of the greatest aspects of these polls since I've been participating in the forum has been the beautiful quality of the presentations themselves. They're definitely put together with an artistic eye; and this one clearly, as Dan said, recreates the atmo...
by jamieW
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 38771

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2013

My apologies to everyone who nominated albums I didn’t get a chance to listen to yet. But since my time is extremely limited right now, I wanted to submit a list of the albums I do know. Since I have so much respect for the musical tastes of everyone who participate in this forum, I’ve kept a list o...
by jamieW
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round
Replies: 64
Views: 20031

Re: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round

Bear in mind, jamie, that you can submit a list of any number that you want, and the unranked items will be given the median position! I always think that the more data we have, the better our results will be, but of course you are free not to submit a list. Also remember that the album list isn't ...
by jamieW
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round
Replies: 64
Views: 20031

Re: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round

Unfortunately, I'll probably only be able to submit a songs list this time. It has always been so hard for me to compare albums and I just don't have the time right now (which is too bad, because I know a few of my favorites could use the boost). There are also about 20 albums I haven't heard and 30...
by jamieW
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Songs Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 62
Views: 46520

Re: EOY Songs Spreadsheet: Update thread

Lots of new lists! USA: Paste, Pretty Much Amazing, Rolling Stone, Spin UK: Drowned in Sound Spain: Playground Top 50 1 (1) Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 2 (2) Arcade Fire - Reflektor 3 (7) Kanye West - Black Skinhead 4 (12) Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - White Noise 5 (23) Lorde - ...
by jamieW
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN POLL)
Replies: 29
Views: 11434

Re: AM Hall of Acclaim Voting Thread: 2013 (LAST THREAD IN P

Sorry to jump in on this the final week (especially since I initially promised to participate), but, as I said, I've been ridiculously busy. Since I don't have a lot of time, I just figured I'd go through the artists who have been nominated by others already and give my favorites a boost. My top 8 m...
by jamieW
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll
Replies: 63
Views: 23098

Re: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll

I’m sorry I didn’t have time to listen to more music this month, since I can usually count on the forum lists and recommendations for about 10-15 new entries to my lists. Oh well—1989 was the year I graduated from high school, so these “old reliables” do carry a lot of great memories… Albums: 1. The...
by jamieW
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who Will Win the Pazz & Jop Awards for 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6031

Re: Who Will Win the Pazz & Jop Awards for 2013

I second this. Everyone who has read my posts over the past year probably knows that I rarely say anything negative about songs, since I really like to stress the positive. (The old saying is "Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones," and given the multitude of guilty pleasures I've expressed ...
by jamieW
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who Will Win the Pazz & Jop Awards for 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6031

Re: Who Will Win the Pazz & Jop Awards for 2013

Best Singles: 02. Blurred Lines, Tobin Thicke Really? I don't know what this world is coming to! I second this. Everyone who has read my posts over the past year probably knows that I rarely say anything negative about songs, since I really like to stress the positive. (The old saying is "Those in ...
by jamieW
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Song List Not Particularly Special #X: Sweepstakes Ron
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Re: Song List Not Particularly Special #X: Sweepstakes Ron

I really like your list, Sweepstakes Ron. (I'm a huge fan of "The Logical Song," which also made my songs list.) However, where were you when I was defending Nightwish during the artist's poll? ;)
by jamieW
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2009 Edition: Voting Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 17725

Re: AMF Hall of Acclaim 2009 Edition: Voting Thread

Thread bump! Two more days guys, get those votes in! From the last thread, Henrik, JamieW, Gillingham, Kingoftonga, Stephan, and Bruno said they wanted to vote. To entice people to submit some more ballots, I'll drop hints as to who is performing well. The current leaders are a famous French rocker...
by jamieW
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Recommendation Thread: 1989
Replies: 10
Views: 4569

Re: Recommendation Thread: 1989

Your introductions in these Recommendation threads are awesome, Live in Phoenix. A special thanks for your tribute to Lou Reed this month...
by jamieW
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1988 Poll Tiebreaker
Replies: 23
Views: 6442

Re: 1988 Poll Tiebreaker

"Everybody Knows" is one of my all-time Top 50 songs. Therefore...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Lou Reed
Replies: 35
Views: 12981

Re: R.I.P. Lou Reed

I was working on my songs list for 1988 when I heard the bad news. It certainly put a damper on my day. To me, Lou and the Velvet Underground opened the door for the alternative movement, and there wouldn't have been many of my favorite artists (including The Cure) without them. To call Lou a legend...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Hall of Acclaim
Replies: 12
Views: 4328

Re: AM Hall of Acclaim

I'm in, too!
by jamieW
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 22521

Re: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll

Songs: 1. Sarah McLachlan—Steaming 2. Leonard Cohen—Everybody Knows 3. Sarah McLachlan—Trust 4. N.W.A.—Fuck Tha Police 5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds—The Mercy Seat 6. They Might Be Giants—Ana Ng 7. Tom Tom Club—Don’t Say No 8. Book of Love—Melt My Heart 9. The Mighty Lemon Drops—Fall Down (Like the...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 22521

Re: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll

I will probably be working on my songs list all day tomorrow. But I'm quite sure nothing will change in my albums list, so I'm posting it now: Albums: 1. Sarah McLachlan—Touch 2. Ofra Haza—Shaday 3. Leonard Cohen—I’m Your Man 4. Information Society—Information Society 5. Public Enemy—It Takes a Nati...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Auxiliary Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 6029

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums - Auxiliary Poll

1.The Cure - Seventeen Seconds 2. Jacques Brel - Olympia 64 3. Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 - Zombie 4. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Thanks, Brad, for hosting both this and Moderately Acclaimed. I discovered so many gems during the game and am looking very forward to the next one. ...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 30180

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

Henrik wrote:
Henrik wrote:Sorry, Jimmy and Otis, for taking up your time. :(
jamie, I meant you. Double sorry.
No problem. You'd already thanked me, and I knew Jimmy was working on the Cs, so I didn't give it a second thought.
by jamieW
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - The FINALS!
Replies: 29
Views: 7927

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - The FINALS!

I'm voting for Dylan, because that's honestly the album I like more. However, I'll be perfectly happy for Brel to (inevitably?) win. It is probably my favorite live album, and I felt kind of bad when he lost the World Cup finals--even though it was to one mammoth of a great song.
by jamieW
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 30180

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

Wow--glad I read through the thread before I edited the Bs tonight! I did notice some "oddities" in the Time-Out index when I worked on the list yesterday, so I probably should've mentioned these concerns to Henrik. (At the very least, I might've been able to save Otis and Jimmy some work.) It's too...
by jamieW
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 30180

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

Thanks Otis! Jimmy (and Otis), I answered too quickly yesterday. I would actually prefer "The Beatles" and "David Bowie" to "Beatles, The" and "Bowie, David". No problem, Henrik. I'll change the B section to fit this format when I get home from work today. (I think that way will be easier going for...
by jamieW
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 30180

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

Here are the B's. (Henrik: Please let me know if I've formatted this okay, because I'll probably work on more letters this weekend. Thanks!) B Babatunde Olatunji—Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion) Baby Dee—Big Titty Bee Girl (From Dino Town) Bach, JS—Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Movements 2 & 3 Bach, JS...
by jamieW
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)
Replies: 37
Views: 30180

Re: Time Out - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008)

I'll take the B's. Will post them by tomorrow at the latest...
by jamieW
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Quotes from lyrics
Replies: 32
Views: 9990

Re: Quotes from lyrics

The lyrics from this song really disturbed me the first time I heard them. Two decades later, they still do (especially how powerfully they’re delivered). I’ve heard a few different theories regarding the song’s meaning, but the consensus is that it’s about the sinking of the Lancastria during World...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full list
Replies: 193
Views: 83827

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full

Absolutely awesome work, Nassim, with a lot of really nice surprises throughout. By the way, I know it's been said a couple of times already, but I loved your choices of pictures throughout (many, of which, I'd never seen before). You definitely have an artistic eye, and I'd love to walk through a g...
by jamieW
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full list
Replies: 193
Views: 83827

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full

I am having some difficulty understanding the strength of Lush in this poll. I would appreciate it if those who voted for Lush could recommend a few songs other than the sole song De Luxe that is listed as bubbling under. While De Luxe is enjoyable enough it is not a song that wows me yet. Clearly ...
by jamieW
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full list
Replies: 193
Views: 83827

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : top 20 and full

Surprised by some of the results like: - Nightwish and Evanescence apparently received top ten votes, which I really wouldn't have expected on here Guilty. I don't know why I love this genre of music, but I do (despite the fact that most critics loathe it). And, as Brad said a few posts back, I'll ...
by jamieW
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Semi-finals!
Replies: 30
Views: 9148

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Semi-finals!

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' I’m finally voting against Donovan! I think I’ve voted for him every single time, which surprises me a little, since it’s an album I really like but not an all-time favorite. On the other hand, I may be in a very small minority, but “Times” is my favorite D...
by jamieW
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : Results
Replies: 159
Views: 48435

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : Results

Pretty surprising that it only took my number 28 vote for me to be tied in 2nd for Doors fans. I love The Doors, but they have fallen a bit from my personal list in the past couple years. Back in 2010 they were easily a top 10 band for me. Oh well. Actually, I think I had them at #24 (unless I mess...
by jamieW
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Covered by ...
Replies: 24
Views: 10388

Re: Covered by David Bowie

I also need to familiarize myself with many of these covers, but a couple that immediately leap out at me as favorites would be “Wild is the Wind” and “China Girl.” I wouldn’t have dreamed it possible, but I may actually prefer the Bowie version of “Wild” to Simone’s wonderful performance. (And I ag...
by jamieW
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : Results
Replies: 159
Views: 48435

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll 2013 : Results

Nobody I officially had on my ballot so far, but a gigantic yikes to me for somehow forgetting Nina Simone. I haven't had a lot of spare time lately, so I went mostly by the songs on my I-Pod, which penalized some artists who have been consistently great but didn't have a lot of absolute favorite so...
by jamieW
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Quarterfinals!
Replies: 16
Views: 5272

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Quarterfinals!

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Nina Simone - Wild Is The Wind
Jacques Brel - Olympia 1964
by jamieW
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1987 Poll Tiebreaker [Unnecessary: See Bottom]
Replies: 21
Views: 5552

Re: 1987 Poll Tiebreaker

I gotta go with Husker Du, since it missed making my Top 15 by one spot.
by jamieW
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll
Replies: 68
Views: 22038

Re: Songs and Albums of 1987 Poll

Albums: 1. Tom Waits—Frank’s Wild Years 2. Depeche Mode—Music For the Masses 3. Fleetwood Mac—Tango in the Night 4. Exposé—Exposure 5. Public Image Ltd.—Happy? 6. The Sisters of Mercy—Floodland 7. R.E.M.—Document 8. Bourgeois Tagg—Yoyo 9. Madredeus - Os Dias da Madredeus 10. Sinéad O'Connor—The Lion...
by jamieW
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2013] : warm-up and vote
Replies: 50
Views: 15313

Re: The Acclaimed Music Artists Poll [2013] : warm-up and vo

My list is sent, too. Time to turn my attention the rest of the day to the 1987 poll!
by jamieW
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 7250

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 4 - Round 4.2

Since I know all of these great albums pretty well, I may as well vote now. (I don’t know why I always wait until the last minute for everything.) This week, the toughest call for me was between Nina and Townes. The United States Of America - The United States Of America Nico – Desertshore Townes Va...
by jamieW
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Random Rules September - Elimination!
Replies: 93
Views: 31667

Re: Random Rules September - Elimination!

Brad: Even though I haven't participated yet, I just wanted to say that I think this is a great idea for a game and I have followed it closely each month. (The main reason I haven't participated is that I've been really busy lately and am so obsessive-compulsive that I'd want to listen to all of the...